Patent Number: 6,253,782

Title: Feedback-free fluidic oscillator and method

Abstract: A fluidic oscillator includes a member having an oscillation inducing chamber, at least one source of fluid under pressure, at least a pair of power nozzles connected to the at least one source of fluid under pressure for projecting at least a pair of fluid jets into the oscillation chamber, and at least one outlet from the oscillation chamber for issuing a pulsating or oscillating jet of fluid to a point of utilization or ambient. A common fluid manifold connected to said at least a pair of power nozzles. The shape of the power nozzle manifold forms one of the walls of the interaction or oscillation chamber. In some of the fluidic circuits, the length can be matched to fit existing housings. The power nozzle can have offsets which produce yaw angles in a liquid spray fan angle to the left or right depending on the direction desired. In some embodiments, the exit throat is off axis (off the central axis of the symmetry) by a small fraction to the left or right to move the leftward or rightward yaw angles in the spray. The outlet throat may be offset along the longitudinal axis by a small amount to produce a yaw angle of predetermined degree to the left or right depending on what is desired. Thus, one can construct circuits for yaw using a combination of the techniques described above which suits most applications.

Inventors: Raghu; Surya (Ellicott City, MD)

Assignee: Bowles Fluidics Corporation

International Classification: B05B 1/02 (20060101); B05B 1/08 (20060101); F15C 1/22 (20060101); F15C 1/00 (20060101); F15C 001/06 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018